PIP claimant set to take DWP to court over refusal to allow him to use email : DNS.


A disabled benefit claimant is set to take the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to court over its refusal to allow him to communicate with its civil servants via email.

Mark Lucas is facing a reassessment of his personal independence payment (PIP) claim next month, but is refusing to return his claim form by post because he does not think a paper-based system is secure.

He has asked DWP to allow him to communicate via email as a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act, but says he was told this was not possible.

Now he expects to lose his PIP next month – he currently receives the standard rate of the daily living component – because of his refusal to submit a written claim form.

He has secured legal aid and a lawyer to fight his case and seek damages for disability discrimination.

Lucas, from Staffordshire, told Disability News…

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Now CLACTON #Labour ‘suspended’ for supporting #Corbyn


Following the debacles at Wallasey CLP (Constituency Labour Party) and Brighton & Hove, the SKWAWKBOX has learned that Clacton CLP in Essex has – in effect – been suspended because its executive (exec) – which consists more or less entirely of right-wingers – feel their positions are threatened by the steadfast support of the majority of its members for Jeremy Corbyn.

Members of Clacton have told this blog that a vote of no-confidence in the exec was likely to be carried at an ‘all-member meeting’ (AMM) scheduled for tomorrow – and apparently with considerable justification.

The CLP exec includes:

  • one member who claimed, just last month, to have deliberately fielded a weak council-election candidate just so a UKIP candidate would win because the exec member ‘knew’ that the winning UKIP councillor would ‘jump’ to Labour. Hard to believe, but it’s right from the horse’s (or ass’) mouth:


  • a…

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Labour hard-right already potting next power-grab – we need YOU to stop them

If you only read and share one article on this blog in 2017, this needs to be it. On the very first day of 2017, the Labour right-wingers were already plotting their next attempt to seize power in …

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Pride's Purge

It’s here!

The opportunity to cast your vote for the person or persons most responsible for the brutal death of satire in 2016.

Nominations for the most shamelessly breathtaking use of hypocrisy in politics – in a particularly strong field this year – are as follows:

  • Donald Trump and Nigel Farage for announcing their “fightback against the global elite” from the inside of a gold-clad elevator. gold-elevator-trump-farage
  • Daniel Hannan for claiming he wants to give £350 million-a-week to something he wants to abolishhannan-brexit
  • Theresa May for announcing Britain will become a “global leader of free trade” by leaving the biggest free trade block in the world.may-on-free-trade-brexit
  • The Sun for accusing the EU referendum campaign of being “nasty, cynical, personally abusive” and “deceitful”. the-sun-deceitful-remain
  • Boris Johnson for managing to get away with both opposing and supporting membership of the EU.boris-remain
  • The Daily Mail for complaining about the spread of fake news. mail-fake-news

Cast your vote here:

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New targets for DWP compliance interviews.

Sometimes I’m taken by surprise. Mostly I’m not. But this is a new tactic. A new target driven tactic employed by the DWP.  For anyone claiming JSA, ESA Income Support or universal…

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Is the Jobcentre the new Workhouse? My latest Morning Star article.

The poor side of life

Hi folks.

I thought that I would share my latest article with you all because it is very apt at the moment. I do not receive any payment for my articles, but I do enjoy writing and documenting everything. Sometimes the power of the pen is far more powerful than the power of words and actions. You may disagree on this of course.

Hope you enjoy!


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Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre staff intimidating claimants yet again. A statement.

Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre have  yet again been questioning a claimant today as to why they stand and talk to us outside the Jobcentre on Thursday mornings. Not only is this a total infringem…

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